Friday, October 31, 2008
Much to Zeke's delight, his daddy dressed as Superman. I felt so safe the whole evening knowing that I was surrounded by super-heros!
This is a picture of Zeke & Gavin just before they headed off to school this morning. Zeke as Batman & Gavin as his arch nemasis, The Joker. I thought Gavin's costume was hysterical!
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 7:54 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
These two were laughing hysterically at each other...their sweet giggles were really making me laugh...so cute.
I don't know what the weight limit is on this scooter but I think we maxed it out tonight!
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 5:49 PM
Thursday evening, 5pm
Bri (our babysitter) came over to keep the kids so that I could go to "Girls Night Out." Before I had a chance to leave, Kaelyn came into my room while I was dressing annoucing, "MOMMA! Guck, MOMMA! Guck" (translation: Guck=Yuck) She walks into the room with arms raised. I look down to see she has fully undressed herself and she has smeared poop from her bottom all over her hand.
I took her into the bathroom, stuck her in the tub, cleaned her and dressed her. Then I went back into my room to finish getting ready. Ten minutes hadn't passed before she came back into my room..."Momma! Guck, Guck"....I'm sure that you can guess the rest. (This child really needs to be potty-trained)
Friday morning, 7am
I am feeling like the most wonderful mom in the world. Zeke is off to Pre-school, everyone has eaten breakfast, I am fully dressed, Kaelyn is fully dressed and I am walking around, making the beds & picking up the house. At one point, I looked around the house and thought, "wow..I am really having a productive morning!" Then Lisa called. She made plans to come over to take Kaelyn to a playdate that morning. In the middle of the conversation. Kaelyn walks into the room, completely naked, every article removed (no socks, no shoes...she even thought to take out the bow). My reaction, "Kaelyn! Where are all your clothes?" She motions to the den and says, "Here, here" We walk into the living area. Her clothes are all in one pile on the left and to the right is a large puddle of pee.
I really don't know what I am going to do with this child. In the next 30 minutes that we waited for Lisa to arrive, Kaelyn got undressed 3 times. By the 3rd time she took her clothes off, I left them off. When Lisa rang the doorbell, I handed her a stack of clothes and the naked child and said, "Good luck with this one."
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 2:11 PM
I think this is a funny picture because with the way we are standing it looks like Brad is at the game with his 2 girlfriends and then there are these 2 other guys. ;)
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If you look in Zeke's front pocket you can see the writing pad and marker that he likes to carry around with him. Zeke has really taken an interest in writing. He leaves me notes now and I just love it!
Kaelyn's hair is s-l-o-w-l-y getting blonder with each day. In this picture her hair color doesn't look much darker than Zeke's. She has really run the gammot on hair color, texture and length. Birth-lots of dark curly hair. 6months-almost all fell out. Came back in as a brunette and straighter. Currently at 18 months-blonder, finer and straight as can be.
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 1:37 PM
As you can see in the second picture, Zeke said that he did not like the way the inside of the pumpkin felt! YUCK!
Our finished product!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
She can empty the crayon container...all by herself.
She can get her own snack & put it on her own tray.
She can feed herself.
"No, I don't think this is too much! I like these crackers!"
She can take herself to the potty (I know, she is sitting on the rim...it's gross). It doesn't matter if we close the door or leave the lid down every time. She finds her way in and climbs on top..yuck!
And, at 9:45 at night she can take off her own pants and diaper when it is wet. She just needs to find a way to put on a new one so that her sheets don't get so wet! When I walked in to check on her she bent over, pointed to the wet spot and said, "K pee-pee!" Yuck!
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 6:47 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
While I was rocking Kaelyn tonight before bed, she looked up at me and said, "ere's Daddy?"
J: He's in the den
K: Ere's Bubba?
J: He's in the den too..reading stories with Daddy.
K: K den
(meaning she wanted to go into the den too)
J: Ok, we'll go in the den but it is night-night time. We'll give Daddy a kiss and then it is time for bed.
(We walked down the hall into the living area)
K: Daddy! (very enthusiastically with arms reaching out to him)
This little girl is such a stinker...she knew that he wouldn't be able to resist that welcoming announcement so of course she got to snuggle with her Daddy and brother. They were so cute, I had to take their picture.
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 7:56 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I just love his sweet smile..
Zeke is such a jewelry guy. Anything falls into his catagory of acceptable jewelry and he never takes it off. There is often something adorning every limb. He is always wearing something....usually some of Kendall's woven artwork, plus the dolphin necklace we found him in Germany. The new additions are some plastic bracelets he got from National Night out on Tuesday. When he starts to look like Mr. T, I will sometimes remove a few items during his bath and "forget" to put them back on.
Zeke loves his bike. He especially enjoys riding it inside the house...around the big loop that connects the bedrooms, living area and kitchen.
I think it is safe to say that Zeke is not always the most attentive child in the world. Details are not Zeke's strength. Brad & I are forever asking about his day, asking what he did, who did he play with. Typical Zeke response, "I don't know." Argh!
Today Zeke and I spent about 20 minutes walking around the house to find items that started with the letter "M" to fill his homework bag. We went through a lengthy discussion about beginning M sounds, what items started with M, which did not. After we found 4, we decided to sit and write cards for the names of the 4 items. When we sat down, we started with the first item...monkey. I said, "ok, first is the monkey." He asked, "how do you spell that?" I said, "what does it sound like, Mmmmm-onkey."
Z: I don't know
J: What do all these items have in common?
Z: I don't know
J: (starting to get a little annoyed) What was the homework? What have we been walking around the house looking for?
Z: I don't know
J: Zeke! Mmmmmonkey, Mmmmmouse, Mmmmmagnet, Mmmmmmommy....what do those words start with????
Z: Oh yeah, "M"
SHEESH! It's like pulling teeth with this one! This one has the attention of a 6 month old...really.
It is difficult to see in the picture, but I am very proud of Zeke's homework (once we finished). Zeke has not previously shown a lot of interest in writing, but today he did a very nice job making cards to identify the "M" items that he put in his homework bag. Of course, when I had him take the picture with his cards, he had to make a super-silly face. He has to support that "tough guy" image he is creating for himself.
Just when I thought that Kaelyn had forgotten everything from her ISR (her water survival training course that she took when she was 6 months old), she laid down in the bathtub tonight, trying to float on her back in the water. I am going to have to fill it more tomorrow night to see if she can still do it.
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 6:56 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Well, it's October...time for the Wims to start putting up the Christmas decorations! Ok, so the first part of October is even a litte early for us, but we are leaving to go out of town soon..so we had to do it this week (in order to be ready for my MK Open House.) It has been a long-standing tradition for Brad & I to start putting out the X-mas decor while we hand out the Halloween candy on the 31st. This year, however, we are headed to Disneyworld the last part of October. Plus, my open house is just 3 days after we get back from WDW,...plus we leave for Germany just 3 days after my open house is over. Needless to say, "Ho, Ho, Here we go"...time to hang the lights. You may ask yourself, how many people does it take for us to put up our decorations? We had 8 adults for 2 full days decorating in our house...it was a record! We are about 95% done with the decorations...we have never completed the job so quickly. Thank you Mimi, Dan, Sherri, Ronnie, Nonnie & Gwanddad....we would have never finished this year without all of your help.
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Friday, October 3, 2008
Tanya, one of the nurses on staff.
Micah, Brad's Physical Therapist/Nurse, spends the most time caring for Brad during his fever therapies.
Head Nurse Christine & Georgia's mother discussing at-home treatment
Brad "under cover" during one of his fever therapies. Poor guy gets so cold he even has to cover his face & nose to stay warm.
My butterfly bed (right next to Brad's)....I have slept here next to Brad on many occasions. I think this bed is so pretty.
The Famous Dr. Thaller
Georgia & her boyfriend Nikol.
Our home for this visit...the Kafferlein House.
Brad doing his new favorite activity...Sudoko...just before they took him back for his tumor resection.
I had to share the beauty of the leaves. The tree leaves were transforming right before our very eyes during this visit. We would travel down one road on one day and 3 days later we would use the same route to find the very same trees were different colors than just days before. It was a spectacular sight. This picture captures my favorite beauty...a mixture of red, orange, yellow and green....so gorgeous!
It seemed that every house has a beautiful garden in front...I love it.
I also love the window boxes.
Posted by Jenny Wims Sullivan at 9:06 AM